Some 300 passengers on board a Scoot flight TR166 to Shenyang, China were delayed for 2 hours on Sunday (10 Sept) due to a passenger who refused to check-in her grossly overweight carry-on bags.
The woman, a 20-year-old student, brought 4 bags into the cabin with her.
One of her bags weighed 30kg – the max weight allowance for carry-on bags is 10kg and you’re only supposed to bring a max of 2 bags on board.
Flight staff and even the plane captain tried to persuade the woman to check-in her bags but she stubbornly refused.
She also wouldn’t say what was in her luggage.
A passenger sitting near the student said she even yelled at an air stewardess who was tending to her at one point, saying “Okay I’m wrong. Can’t I be wrong?”
The air stewardess didn’t reply and walk away.
Said the passenger:
“Five minutes later, another air stewardess and a male staff un uniform told the female student to get off the plane. Then, there was an announcement over the public address system that a passenger had broken flight regulations and had to leave the plane, and there will be a delay as the police were called in.”
The flight, which had been scheduled to leave at 2.45am finally got going at around 4.50am.